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First Festival of the Working Horse. 
King Charles with Doug Joiner's mare, 'Ella' at Clarence House, December 2010.
Listen to 
Playing For Change:  Song Around the World  
"One Love."    
Click on the ducks.
"Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history." 

~Sir Winston Churchill 
    30  November 1874 – 24 January 1965
Click dog to watch
"God n Dog"
“Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.”

     —Thomas De Quincey, English author
Click poster to see trailer of the film on William Wilberforce, father of animal protection movement, British politician,  philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.
 Sir David Attenborough
Beloved Television Host, Naturalist (1926–)
click bird.
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian." 

- Paul McCartney
Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill and British butterflies... in pictures.

Click on the beautiful butterfly.
Princess Diana...
(1 July 1961 - 31 August 1997)


Click on the Princess 
and family
to see more photos.
"Beloved princess and devoted mother to William and Harry."
The Princess, as a child, loved her 
guinea pig "Peanuts." 
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry stand amid the Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation. 

This was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One (WW1), in London August 5, 2014.
 Learn about the amazing animals and culture of Ireland!  Click on the beautiful castle and animals.
Prince William and Princess Kate 
with Prince George... 
and sweet Lupo.
(December 2011 – November 2020)
Visit 
 C.S. Lewis Foundation.
Learn of upcoming 
Events, Lectures  and Ways to Be Involved! 
"I have a PHD in 
Unconditional Love."
“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.” 

― Robert Louis Stevenson
Born: November 13, 1850, Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Died: December 3, 1894
Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate shared a beautiful family photo for their 2021 Christmas card 
Elizabeth II 
(Elizabeth Alexandra Mary;  
born 21 April 1926-8 September 2022)  
 Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and 
New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth 
and has been since her accession in 1952.
"The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women. "   

~Queen Elizabeth II

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. 

While it is best known for flowing through London, the river also flows alongside other towns and cities, including Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor.
The King's Horse Guards
"Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious. "

 ~David Attenborough
 Born: May 8, 1926    London, England

Queen Elizabeth’s love of animals was evident from early on, and she always seemed at her happiest when outdoors with her dogs and horses.

   12th Annual 
United Kingdom 
Week for the Animals
29 June-July 7, 2024 !
JK Rowling with her rescued Greyhound Sapphire. Click on Sapphire!
TM
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge feeds lamb 
during a visit to a farm. 
 Ian McKellan  
(born 25 May 1939)
Gandalf has a Dachshund. 
We love you, Ian.
Harry Potter turns 
27 yrs old  July 26, 2024!
Queen Elizabeth II as a young lady with her pup. 
The Duke of Cambridge, 
Prince William and Lupo.
Snapped by her mother, 
the Duchess of Cambridge, this is little Princess Charlotte!
Adele with her doxie, 
Louie Amanda
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

 CBE, FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
Born: January 3, 1892, Bloemfontein, South Africa-
September 2, 1973, Bournemouth, UK
*The McCartney Family*
Visionaries 
for Veggie Living
Elton John 
March 25, 1947 
(Pinner, UK)
Beloved English singer, pianist and composer. 
30+ albums.
“A century ago, people laughed at the notion that we were descended from monkeys. Today, the individuals most offended by that claim are the monkeys.” 
     ― Jacob M. Appel, Scouting for the Reaper
J.K. Rowling 
born July 31, 1965 Yate, UK

J. K. says, "When in doubt,
 go to the library."
 Daniel Day-Lewis     
April 29, 1957   Kensington, London, UK.

Revolver history
 The Beatles had hoped to work in a more modern facility than EMI's London studios at Abbey Road, and so sent Brian Epstein to Memphis in 1966 to see of the possibility of recording at Stax Studio....
(It wrapped June 21, 1968) Click album cover.
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on 26 May 1967, their 8th album.
Click on Justin and his horses...
Moody Blues.
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe 
(born 23 July 1989)
Ban Live Export

     Tolkien Reading Day- 25 March 
Read about Significance, celebrations and more!
Henry Drummond
Scottish evangelist, biologist, writer and lecturer.

 August 17, 1851, Stirling,  -March 11, 1897, UK
Anne Sewell, Black Beauty
Recognized as one of the 10 best children's books of all times..
Ms. Sewell was born 30 March 1820 Norfolk, England- 25 April 1878
 Izaak Walton (1593 – 1683) 
August 9, 1593, Stafford, UK
December 15, 1683 Winchester, UK

Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the title of Walton's Lives.

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) 

British novelist and playwright.  Best known for the three children's novels. Click book flap.
International

Help! is the fifth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles and the soundtrack to their film of the same name. It was released on 6 August 1965.
“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
January 18, 1882, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 31, 1956 Hartfield, United Kingdom
"Let nature be your teacher."

~William Wordsworth, 
UK Poet Laureate 
(April 7, 1770 -
April 23, 1850) 
United Kingdom and Ireland
Week for the Animals 
Book of Kells

History of world’s most famous medieval manuscript rewritten after dramatic new research.

Lavishly illustrated 1,200-year-old copy of Gospels previously thought to have been thought to have been created as one book.
Trinity College
 in Dublin
"Nothing will benefit health and increase the chances for survival of earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. "

– Albert Einstein
 ‘A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!‘                                                                                  
 ~William Shakespeare
         1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
                  -April 23, 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Click on Briton Rivière, ‘Sympathy’

Britain is a nation of pet lovers – and it has the Victorians to thank. 

Support SPANA
SPANA's mission is to transform the welfare of working animals in low-income countries.
The Woodland Trust
We are the UK's largest woodland conservation charity.

Our vision is a UK rich in woods and trees.
Here's how we're making that a reality.


Ravi Shankar teaches George Harrison how to play sitar 1968. Listen...

Ravi born April 7, 1920, Varanasi, India
Died: December 11, 2012, La Jolla, CA
For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect.

 Located in southern England, it is comprised of roughly 100 massive upright stones placed in a circular layout. 
 Stonehenge
“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” 

– J. R. R. Tolkien
Born: January 3, 1892, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973, Bournemouth, UK
 “England is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, anomalies, hobbies and humors.”

– George Santayana, philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist
Blue Cross 
 125+ years of changing pets' lives!
Stephen L. Winwood  English musician and songwriter whose genres include blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock and pop rock. 
Born: May 12, 1948 
Handsworth, Birmingham, UK
Legendary...
Prince William, 
Duke of Cambridge
Animal rights campaigners in UK celebrate monumental victory following the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill passing its final hurdle in the House of Lords 
April 2022
Prince Harry 
With Animals 
32 Pictures  That Might Just Make 
Your Heart Burst
The Time is Now. Close Fur Farms.
Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti.
May 12, 1828, London, UK.-
April 9, 1882, Birchington-on-Sea,  
English poet, illustrator, painter.
“The sea hath no king but God alone.”
— Dante Gabriel Rossetti
“The maxim of the British people is ‘Business as usual.’” 

– Winston Churchill, a British politician, army officer, writer and former UK Prime Minister during WWII.
Joan of Arc (1882)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 
Pre Raphaelite painting
Britain’s top 10 British writers
Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, KB

 (13 November 1761 – 16 January 1809) was a British Army general,  author and conservationist
“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956)
Beloved UK writer
Stand With Ukraine
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 
 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll.
William Wordsworth  is remembered as a poet of spirituality, a poet  who loved and was in awe of nature and sought to appeal to people in all walks of life.  Learn more at the Poetry Foundation by clicking the daffodils. 
  William Wordsworth   (1770–1850)
~One of the founders of English Romanticism and one its most central
 figures and important intellects. ~
The Helix Park in Scotland is The Home of The Kelpies - the largest equine sculptures in the world! 
William Wordsworth
 101

~Some of contemporary poetry’s roots 
in Wordsworth’s 
works and poetics.
Buckingham Palace guide
Your ultimate guide to visiting the Royal Family’s London residence, Buckingham Palace
Experience London
Experience popular destinations 
without leaving home in 360.

"I'm not over-fond of animals. I am merely astounded by them."


~David Attenborough
Isleworth, Middlesex, England
( 8 May 1926) 

British broadcaster, biologist, natural historian, and writer. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection
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BRITAIN
25 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN THE UK (2024)
June 29-July 7, 2024 ! 
John Dryden (1668–89)
Thomas Shadwell (1689–92)
Nahum Tate (1692–1715)
Nicholas Rowe (1715–18)
Laurence Eusden (1718–30)
Colley Cibber (1730–57)
William Whitehead (1757–85)
Thomas Warton (1785–90)
Henry James Pye (1790–1813)
Robert Southey (1813–43)
William Wordsworth (1843–50)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1850–92)
Alfred Austin (1896–1913)
Robert Bridges (1913–30)
John Masefield (1930–67)
Cecil Day-Lewis (1968–72)
Sir John Betjeman (1972–84)
Ted Hughes (1984–98)
Andrew Motion (1999–2009)
Carol Ann Duffy (2009–19)
Simon Armitage (2019– )
List of poets laureate of Britain
Queen Camilla and King Chales 
New legislation set to ban live animal exports

Export of livestock for slaughter and fattening will be banned under new legislation.

Published
4 December 2023